Reminder The Dalles Blood Donations Aug 28 & 29, 2017

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Blood Donation in The Dalles 

Reminder - The American Red Cross is having two blood drives in The Dalles during the latter part of August 2017. Please donate as you could help save a life.  Blood drives are at the following times and locations:

Monday, Aug 28, 2016, 12pm - 5pm: Gateway Presbyterian Church, 1111 Dry Hollow Rd, The Dalles, OR 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 1pm - 6pm:  St Peter's Parish Center, 122 W 10th St, The Dalles, OR

To donate blood, you can sign-up here. Input your Zip Code in the Blue or Red box where indicated. Then follow the steps to sign up and donate blood.  

Red Cross Blood Donation Signup

 Here are some facts about blood needs and why your donation is important:

Facts about blood needs (from American Red Cross website)

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
  • Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
  • Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
  • According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.69 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
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Comments (2)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Mel, it sounds like most all blood banks  are needing donations right now

Aug 21, 2017 07:17 AM